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stated in the story. yesterday general alexander, the head of the n.s.a., denied that the n.s.a. is tapping into the servers or databases or data centers of google and yahoo! that's not what we said. what we said is they're tapping into the that's between data center here and the data center there. so they're capturing the data as it moves across the net, not in storage where it's at rest. >> how does this work? this works in the cloud, i suppose. and it also works in collaboration with the british government.
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, every day america wakes up to a new revelation about nsa spying, just how deep does it go and why does that clock on my bed know time i need to wake up? >> still, folks, the more i learn, the safer i feel. nsa is protecting america and their global spy network makes us invincible to anyone who is not a 29-year-old dude with a thumb drive. >> but with some leaks in my own house and i hope the government handles the leaks the same way by hiring a contractor to whack it a few times with a monkey wrench. because today brought another the explosi report on the national security agency today. and italian magazine called panorama ports the nsa may have spied on the pope. and some cardinals. sources at the magazine have been told the nsa eavesdropped on vatican phone calls before the conclave, that top secret meeting of cardinals. >> #01: folks. i am a devout catholic but i believe the nsa must spy on the vatican, they are tapping the direct line to god. and as i have pointed out, this guy has got a beard, spent a lot of time in the middle east and i keep hearing he has got some "plan" that fo
an uproar here and abroad. tureous though the nsa tracked the conversations of millions of citizens and some leaders. german chancellor angela merkel had her phone tapped as far back as 2002. obama personally apologized to merkel, but there are still questions about whether he knew about the eavesdropping. >> welcome to the white house. >> reporter: when things go wrong president obama often grabs hold of the situation and works to correct it in a big public way. >> nobody is matter than me about the fact that the website is not working as well as it should, which means it's going to get fixed. >> reporter: but this week he seemed overshadowed by the generals and leaders in his cabinet who instead took the heat. >> hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> reporter: kathleen is h sebes endured nearly four house of questions in the white house. >> nothing that has been released has shown that we're trying to do something illegal. >> reporter: and it was a director of national intelligence james clapper and nsa chief general keith alexander fielding the tough questions about sur
it was happening. >> the senate intelligence committee senator diane feinstein a loyal defend are of the nsa broke ranks and said they have been kept in the dark of just what the nsa was up to demanding a total sur ray lance review. >> if only we had some way of secretly finding out what the spy organization was up-- oh, you know who could help us, the ns-- oh [bleep] it's time for a good old us of a plausible deny ability scramble. brought to you by, i don't recall if i had been specifically briefed on whether or not this is butter. (laughter) and arbies. arbies, why not challenge your stomach to a fight. so post nsa revelation, the house intelligence committee hauled in our nation's spy chiefs yesterday. who came before the congressional committee hat in hand. >> this is a tough time for nsa where everybody says what are you doing or why are you doing. it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beating than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. >> i'm sorry, did i say they came hat in hand. i meant middle fingers a bla
agencies like the nsa from hacking into their data centers. a letter sent to senate leaders thursday, facebook, google, apple, yahoo! microsoft and aol all demanding greater transparency in surveillance programs and asking lawmakers to pass reforms that could give greater protection to privacy with more oversight and catable. >> maliki will meet with president obama and asking for help from a wave of terrorism sweeping across his country and 7,000 iraqi citizens killed so far this year. he wants apache helicopters and better access to u.s. intelligence warning if terrorists succeed in destabilizing iraq, it will be a disaster, he says for the world. >>> cnn has learned cia security officers will now testify behind closed doors. at a house hearing on benghazi, they are expected to provide greater details about the terror attack that killed ambassador chris stevens and others last year. they have been trying to get access to the security officers. they will appear before law makes the week of november 11th. >>> the israel government refusing to confirm whether they attacked a facility
to end the nsa program of collecting phone data. they're supporting a bill by james sensenbrenner that would limit the scope of what the government can collect and how long it can keep it. by the way sensenbrenner also wrote the patriot agent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.cgent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.ent. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.nt. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information.t. at the same time the tech giants are developing technology to protect user information. senator rand paul even speculates the nsa could potentially tap president obama's phone. and in russia, nsa leaker edward snowden appears to have a new job working for a website. his attorney says snowden starts later this month, but did not name the company. some have speculated it could be russia's answer to facebook which publicly offered him a job earlier this year. >>> mark halperin and joh
are located at the country's military bases and embassies around the world. "the washington post" said the nsa collected information from the google and yahoo! data centers worldwide. is they posted that the infiltration was on wednesday by edward snowden. and by tapping into the links, the nsa has positioned itself to collect data from hundreds of millions of user accounts, this would include e-mails sent and received as well as text, audio and video. the post says that during a 30-day period up to january 9th of this year, the nsa used the links to collect more than 180 million new records. google said it is outraged at the lengths to which the government seems to have gone to intercept data from the firm's private fiber network. nsa chief general keith alexander has denied the allegations. he says that this is incorrect and that his organization gets court orders before collecting necessary information. the post's report suggests other means could intensify criticism of the u.s. government. >>> peek in charge of the fukushimas plant may find themselves working under different conditions. of
accusations of n.s.a. snooping. >> millions of americans set to lose aid as a result of federal budget cups. a find in the war of drugs. authorities shut down a tunnel between the u.s. and mexico >> a deadly storm system creating problems across the country as it dumps a foot of rain in some parts leading to severe flooding. . >>> welcome to al jazeera america. there are new revelations about just how far the national security agency has gone to spy on internet users. revelations that have reportedly led twitter to set up new types of enciption to protect messages from snoops, something google spent millions doing. facebook is trying to stay a step ahead. now the senate intelligence committee is set to tighten the rules. >> these are the slides leaked by whistleblower edward snowden in june. as long as the national security agency or the federal bureau of investigation are 51% sure that the user is foreign, their emails, audio and video chats, photographs and documents are all theirs for the searching. this >> carefully worded denials followed from the companies, arguing that they give spec
. the capitol has been buzzing with high profile congressional hearings on nsa surveillance and the problems with the dare's rollout. in the halls of congress there's a heavy weight lobbying campaign under way to push comprehensive immigration reform. it's week applied by the chamber of commerce is forward.u.s. among others. it's a group founded by facebook's mark zuker berg. >> house democrats introduced their reform. we'll talk with congressman jeff denham, the first republican to join with democrats as a bill respond sore. >> president obama spoke to a room full of advocates at the white house on thursday in hopes of bringing the senate's im grayings bill back into the -- immigration bill back into the spot light. >> it doesn't make sense to have 11 million people in this country illegally an incentive to come out of the shadows, get right with the law, meet their responsibilities and permit ahead. >> the border security you economic opportunity and immigration modernisation act passed in the senate in june 27th. it's in the hands of the house. it features border security, doubling border
. and secretary of state john kerry admitting that the nsa went too far in its spying program. ♪ >>> iraq prime minister spending another day in washington making the rounds today. he visits the white house. he is going to be meeting with president obama asking for help ending the violence he says has killed thousands of iraqis so far this year. mike viqueira is live at the white house. mike how can the u.s. help with this situation in iraq? >> there is no question there is a great deal of concern that iraq is sliding towards another civil war. the unitedations without a report today, more than 900 iraqis killed last month alone. among them, 852 civilians. another estimate has 5,000 iraqis killed since april as the country slides into more strife. the question is who is responsible? and this is his third day in washington and many believe this is not sectarian strife. many suspect that his forces are attacking sunnis, and a non-stop violence of sectarian violence continues today. not so says malaki. he says this is al-qaeda. what does he what from the united states? what can the united states d
in asia; tapping into google and yahoo's internal networks. new reports on the breadth of n.s.a. surveillance stoke outrage at home and abroad. good evening, i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. also ahead this thursday, iraq's prime st vits washington asking for help to stem a recent spate of bloodshed. >> ifill: and while abraham lincoln is widely revered as the man who kept the union together, a new book looks at his little known legacy as a ground- breaking foreign-policy president. >> lincoln had to deal with a series of crises over the course of his presidency from france, from britain, from spain, even russian ships showed up off the atlantic coast. >> ifill: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of t
"we don't know anything about this and in any case we don't have any concerns about it." the n.s.a. said -- >> the national security agency does not target the vatican. assertions that the n.s.a. has targeted the vatican published in it will italy's pano rama are not true. we now know that the spy agency has monitored the communications of 35 different world leaders along with many of the citizens in their respective countries. here to give us a little more insight on how the church was responding to the allegations, i was joined by jimmy aiken. i started by asking him how detrimental this was with u.s. relations with the vatican. >> i don't think they're particularly detrimental. the attitude that father lombardi displayed in his statement i think is pretty cal of what you would expect. -- pretty typical of what you would expect. the italian press is pretty rumor fed. you can't place any confidence in what it says normally. but in this case, we know that all the major world powers spy on all the other major world powers all the time. i don't think the report is particularly endowe
denouncing n.s.a. spying. senators got a letter saying the business med dolls were threatened. the firm's leader favor a key part of the bill that would distance the industry from n.s.a. tactics, saying: >> for the first time an administration official is saying the n.s.a. overreached, john kerry speaking today admitted that the surveillance was out of bounds, saying: >> kerry said reports of n.s.a. spying on millions of americans are not true and praised the agency, claiming that it had prevented terrorist attacks. >> indonesian foreign minister said his country is deeply concerned about spying at embassies there. new reports say the consulates were used to collect electronic data. the foreign minister is asking the u.s. and australia to explain. >> the fact that we have certain countries may have certain capacities to gather information in the way that they have, that's one thing, but whether you would want to put that into effect and therefore potentially damaging the kind of trust and confidence that have been nurtured and developed over many decades and years is something that we m
that killed a u.s. ambassador. >> accused nsa leaker edward snowden making new friends and maybe looking for a new home. germany maybe? >> and unearthed a drug tunnel between mexico and the united states that is so sophisticated, it is being called a supertunnel. we're going to take you on a tour. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. >> i'm michael holmes. thanks for your company today. welcome to our international viewers with us all week. >> first we're going to get to this, benghazi, libya, it was just last ept, four americans were killed in a terrorist attack. one of them the u.s. ambassador. >> today a lot of pressure from republicans in congress to hear directly from cia operatives who were in libya during the attack and also afterwards. so far they have not talked to congress. >> we here at cnn have reported the cia has specifically told those operators to keep quiet. drew griffin is with the cnn investigations unit. drew, first of all, excellent reporting on all of this. they're pushing back right now on what you're reporting. what are they saying? >> being complet
and nsa spying story. all of it coming by leaks by the former u.s. defense contractor edward snowden. tonight's revelations involve very big names in the internet and e-mail world. now big companies are calling for new privacy laws to stop u.s. intelligence agencies from breaking into their data overseas. for more on all of it we turn to our chief foreign affairs correspondent andrea mitchell in our d.c. newsroom tonight. andrea, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian. the tech companies worry they are losing an arm's race with the nsa which nbc news confirms has been hacking into google and yahoo data centers around the world as fast as the company has put up firewalls. vacuuming up e-mail and phone records. google and yahoo data centers in all corners of the globe reach targets by data collection by nsa and british intelligence. as first reported in the "washington post" they found more documents leaked by edward snowden, hundreds of thousands of e-mails, search queries and other activity collected, decoded and filtered and possible intelligence targets transmitted to the n
snowden's leaked documents. this time about the nsa tapping world alabalealleys. fault lines correspondent explores what it is like to live under constant surveillance. ♪ >> in many ways the nsa surveillance story can seem abstract. sure the sgovment collecting information, but what does that really mean for someone's life? to fine out we went to meet a group of people who definitely know they are being spied on. >> after 9/11 it wasn't just the nsa that increased surveillance. here at the city level in new york, the nypd brought in to senior officials from the cia to help spy on its own citizens. the program is targeting one community, muslims. secret documents show that the nypd is conducting surveillance of entire muslim neighborhoods. >> they visited book stores, cafes, hookah joints, of course mosques. >> reporter: and record conversations using hidden microphones, collect the names and phone numbers of con gragaits. >> how were they reacting to foreign events abroad, the egyptian revolution or the cartoons about the profit mohammed, what were they saying in the surmonth. >> to just
tuned. (vo) tomorrow night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. ♪ >>> tonight in our focus on sex crimes on campus, we turn to the other side of the story. the search for justice, not just for the accuser, but for the accused. right in the thick of all of this, universities, which are obligated both morally and legally to protect students. sometimes finding the truth can be difficult, though. there are sometimes false accusations. between 2 and 10% of claims are prove tone be unfoukded. new federal guidelines makes it easier to punish the rape indianapolis, but may also ensnare the innocent. >> reporter: taylor spends most weekends hanging out with his friends in fargo. but a sexual encounter with
is expected to arrive the day before morsi is to appear in court. kerry acknowledged that the nsa sometimes oversteps its mission. he made that comment while defending the nsa surveillance work. kerry said the agency has done beyond what is necessary to keep the country safe. >> and in some cases i acknowledge to you as has the president that some of these actions reach too far and we'll make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> nsa leaker edward snowdon has offered to investigate the phone capping of german chancellor angela merkel. he spoke with the german official and gave a letter to hihim. >>> germany is the first european country to recognize this third gender. >> reporter: neither a boy nor girl, daniel la said she spent her life in fear, pain and shame because of doctors' decisions. now she's trying to make sure that the same doesn't happen to anyone else. >> i was born with so said ambiguous genitalia. the doctors could not tell me if i was a boy or girl. at two and a half months they threw my testicles in the garbage. when i was seven years old they cut my genitals to
the allegations, coming from information leaked by former n.s.a. contractor edward snowden. australia prime minister said that his government had not broken any laws. >> four palestine fighters in gaza have been killed by israeli troops. violence broke out after several israelis tanks crossed the boarder into the gaza strip. it's the latest of a series of incursions into the area. >> thailand is one step closer to passing amnesty laws that could allow the return of former prime minister thaksin shinawatra. thousands have been protesting against the draft bill and more rallies are banned. thaksin shinawatra has been in exile following corruption allegations. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed pa blankets amnesty bill,ing it the opposition party have been against. there has been protests since this was introduced back in august. the last couple of days the opposition party in front of their headquarters in bangkok called in protesters. the numbers expected to be about 10,000, and that could grow throughout the day. the passage of the bill was a surprise in the early
informe del washington post. el jefe de la nsa testificÓ ante el congreso que su agencia no recopila informaciÓn de estadounidenses sin la debida autorizaciÓn de una corte especial, pero sÓlo se aplica en estados unidos. las compaÑÍas informÁticas dijeron desconocer que el gobierno interfiere con sus sistemas. nos ha preocupado esa posibilidad por mucho tiempo y por eso, continuamente estamos extendiendo la criptografÍa a los servicios y extensiones de google, pero su contrincante es muy poderoso. >> tiene todos los recursos del mundo y yo creo que mÁs del 50% de los recursos se dedican a la decodificaciÓn. entonces, hay varios niveles que ellos pueden entrar muy fÁcilmente. >> algunos analistas dicen que por seguridad mutua, los gobiernos europeos a pesar de que ahora protestan son cÓmplices en la intervención de los programas. >> en cualquier parte del mundo el gobierno estadounidense y las agencias tienen arreglos de cooperaciÓn. >> un grupo de legisladores plantea presentar un proyecto de ley con prohibiciones adicionales para nsa y mÁs supervisiÓn sobre las interv
. >> >> and meantime, john kerry has acknowledged that the u.s. overstepped it's boundaries. he defended the nsa's work, and he said that it was party that the agency had gone beyond what was necessary to keep the country safe >> in some cases, i acknowledge as does the president that some of these actions have gone too far, and we'll make sure that that does not happen in the future. >> the president is going to cairo on sunday, the day before morsmore so -- >> the rising tension of the region, israeli war planes are striking on syria. >> israel is not confirming flor denying the reports, they don't usually comment on these. we have had reports of alleged israeli airstrikes in syria. one in january, and that was believed to be on a convoy carolinaing hezbollah. and in october, reports of a strike on the syrian-lebanese border. again, no reaction from the israelis. but what we do know. israel takes the threat to hezbollah very seriously. it's a red line, and they're watching it closely in syria. and if any weapons get transported to any hostile group, especially hezbollah, they would take action. but i
.gov. nsa officials testified as well on their spying programs. the farm bill conferees have begin negotiations. what is your top story this week? we will go through the papers on "washington journal." we want to know what you think the most important story is. , numbers on your phone. us on social media or leave a comment on our twitter feed. make a comment on our facebook page. address --r e-mail our lead story in the washington post is restrained nsa. mounting revelations about the extent of federal surveillance. push forving her a new significant legislative action from an industry that long tried to stay above the fray in washington. after months of calling for the government to be more transparent about its surveillance programs, tech leaders have begun demanding substantial new restraints on the national security agenc y's collection of information across the globe. the pivot marks and aggressive new posture -- marks and aggressive new posture. attentionvoting more to blunting potentially damaging actions and pushing initiatives that may prove conserve urschel -- controversi
that is the nsa program gathering metadata or suspicious activity or porting programs and -- suspicious activity or reporting programs. there has been a shift to collecting lots of data. there is a question as to whether that is an effective webster'sk at william community report on the fort hood shooting. one of the conclusions is that missedgence analysts intelligence because of a relentless work load created by an explosion of data they have to process. there is a question about whether this is adding more hay to the haystack and an ineffective way to police. >> thank you for bringing up those points. you also highlighted that law enforcement has a couple of rolls. they have the role of investigating crimes. -- law enforcement has a couple of roles. isrge, you mentioned there an effort to try to do this within the realm of protecting civil liberties. there is a history of cases where some of those civil liberties have been abused so checks have been put in place. i would like to ask your view on where those checks are effective and where you might have some concerns. there are a lot of checks
) tomorrow night ... >> does the nsa collect any type of data on millions of americans? >> no sir. (vo) fault lines investigates what it's like to live under the watchful eye of the nsa. >> they know everything that you do, everything that you think, everything that you fear. they know how to manipulate and control you. the state has all the power. >> we have done more to destroy our way of life than the terrorists could ever have done. this is the 900-page document we call obamacare. my staff has read the entire thing. can congress say the same? >>> today's data dive gets ghoulish in honor of halloween. 37% of americans believe in ghosts and more than quart of those polled say they have seen one. the survey shows the supernatural beliefs extend to real estate. 52% of us believe a house could be haunted. the believers were split over they would want to sleep in a haunted house. one and four people would buy one. answers range from a cemetery on the property to a house that was over 100 years old, and one that might have an inexplainably low price. levitating objects would be the top no-no. bu
of allegations at the nsa. they have been accused of breaking into john hu and googles data centers. -- into yahoo! and google's data centers. the u.s. is facing stiffer competition from countries around the world. there is some good news. passengers will be able to keep their devices on during takeoff and landing. the timing for that change will vary airline by airline. these do not talk on the phone if you were sitting next to me. >> my favorite holiday, october 30 first is halloween. halloween is about -- has been about the undead from its beginnings in britain. one theory links back to the ancient celts. they associated the approach of winter with the death and evil spirits. the best way to protect themselves was to look like them. if they were disguised, it would leave them alone. regardless of the origins, americans spend a scary amount on halloween costumes. americans will spend as much as $2.6 billion getting into the spirit. kids will not be the only one. adults will spend more on costumes for themselves compared to $1.2 billion for kids. let's not forget about our pets. 33
was jon huntsman sr. >>> stephen colbert tells the nsa to spy, spy away, at least on the vatican. take a look. >> i'm a devout catholic, but i believe the nsa must spy on the vatican. they're tapping the direct line to god. and as i have pointed out, this guy's got a beard, spent a lot of time in the middle east and i keep hearing he's got some plan that for some reason always involves your grandpa dying. [ male announcer ] at humana, understanding what makes you different is what makes us different. we take the time to get to know you and your unique health needs. then we help create a personalized healthcare experience that works for you. and you. and you. with 50 years of know-how, and a dedicated network of doctors, health coaches, and wellness experts, we're a partner you can rely on -- today, and tomorrow. we're going beyond insurance to become your partner in health. humana. is caused by people looking fore traffic parking.y that's remarkable that so much energy is, is wasted. streetline has looked at the problem of parking, which has not been looked at for the last 30, 40 years
allowing the nsa cooperate in this and the seas and in the show. i let it not china and east timor. the chinese foreign ministry said that us should abide by international law and regulations. a finance extremely concerned about this report and asked that the us offer a clarification an explanation. we also accept foreign embassies in tyne and their staff respectively and accommodation and other international treaties. we should not get involved in any activities that harm tighten security and ensure a pain in the cigar but also someone that u s ambassador to jakarta to clear up the allegations. ask and it continues to deepen the menace park at all former nsa contractors were snowed in. i found a job in russia. the russian lawyer eighties snowden said thursday that he will start work in november provided support for a large russian website. she noted. the edits the series recent pivotal game seven on friday night and we happened to him and stephen j joins us to phyllis and all the details of the series deciding game stated. hey guys one team was going to go down in history as thoug
to fight against the nsa in spying scandal angela merkel and still have for you. the search for greener pastures. monsanto were the european financial crisis his heart and migrants in italy leaving thousands out in the streets without a job at all. or hope the first in britain sometimes being the deck committing crimes to secure your future especially if your car at center was revealed the newly formed u k cyber defence unions looking for reinforcements from the ranks of its convicted inmates that says barr smith reports. life in times of the house had the most liberal city from cruising to a thunderous bass to bind up in prison. so what governments. it does help that the uk who plays the victim and forth and knights officials that makes the kids enjoyed hiring can be sometimes had to stop the units. the implications like that in the headlights it's a place that governments to have people that if people had governments get sick right i'll buy that gates that's conveyed to get packing. he paid the price and is now studying computer science soon he'll be back in full a job that he would b
national cable satellite corp. 2013] >> is a tough time for nsa. we say, it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today, telling you why we defended these programs, then having given them up and have our nation or our allies be attacked and people killed. >> this weekend on c-span, intelligence officials defend the nsa surveillance programs. 10:00 a.m.rning at eastern. live sunday on c-span 2. kelly.lls for kitty on c-span 3 "american history tv," each weekend in november, remembering john f. kennedy. eyewitness accounts. john foster dulles had recently died when that super airport out of chantilly, virginia was being built. president eisenhower announced the airport would be named dulles airport. when kennedy took over, he did not want to name that for a crusty old warrior. finally, the decision was made to name it after dulles. you can still see the clip of kennedy opening the airport with eisenhower there and allen dulles
by the nsa has gone too far. kerry says that's because of modern technology, some nsa activities have been happening on automatic pilot, without obama administration officials knowing. and that, he says, will stop. the nsa is accused of tapping the phones of world leaders. >>> how is the rush hour finally shaping up. let's check in with kristy breslin. >> a lot of trouble along northbound 95. starting with the delays there. we have delays at 32, over to 100. then traffic slows down again through the 895 split, to whitemarsh boulevard. watch for an accident in the harford county area. northbound 95, just past route 24. right now, only one lane is getting by. as far as the beltway goes, and another serious accident on the inner loop at charles street, all lanes are blocked. sat on the west side inner loop, from southwestern boulevard to liberty road, expect at least 25 minutes to get through, with an average speed of 32 miles an hour. as far as your overall travel times go, 83 to 95. 39 miles per hour average. and 15 minutes to get through. let's now take a live look. as you can see, there's
. starting today, former nsa contractor turned leaker, edward snowden, will begin doing maintenance on one of russia's largest websites. he was granted temporary asylum in russia, after fleeing the u.s., rather than face charges that he stole secret documents and leaked them to journalists. >>> a bomb threat made a united express flight land in phoenix. that threat came from inside the plane. it was flying from san francisco to san antonio yesterday afternoon. a search of the plane found nothing dangerous. and passengers arrived in texas early this morning. >>> and some fascinating details about that drug tunnel under the u.s./mexico border we told you about yesterday. the nearly 600-yard tunnel is about 35 feet underground. and it follows a zigzag pattern. that suggests the people who dug it veered off course several times. they seriesed more than 8 tons of pot before shutting it down. >> four feet in height, approximately three feet wide and equipped with an elaborate electrical system and ventilation system. >> three men were arrested in the bust. the tunnel is the newest of 80 such pas
. this is "early today." it's your first stop of the day on nbc. >>> the news in "the washington post" amid nsa spying revelations, tech leaders are calling for new restraints on agency. mounting revelations they are driving a renewed push for significant legislative action from an industry that has long tried to stay above the fray in washington. >>> and in the u.k. "guardian" chinese officials and new photoshop fail. politicians apologize for releasing the doctored photo that shows their concern for the elderly. it shows an eerie floating head and torso looming over a doll sized woman. >>> some stories you might have missed. just six people were able to sign up on healthcare.gov's site the first day. the documents show by the end of the next day only 248 people completed enrollment on the federal health care website. >>> federal investigators will now probe the strange death of a georgia teen. kendrick johnson was found dead rolled up in a gym mat on january 11th. police say it was a freak accident. johnson's parents believe their son was murdered. the u.s. attorney says it's his objective to
the country was deeply concerned over the allegation. they came from information leaked from former nsa contractor edward snowden and said the government had not broken any laws. thailand is one step closer to passing a controversial amnesty law that could allow return of the prime minister. thousands of people are protesting against the draft bill and morae rallies are planned and we have more in bankok. >> in the early morning hours of friday the thai house passed the controversial blanket amnesty bill, something the opposition party has been strongly against and protests in the months since this was first introduced back in august and the last couple of days the opposition party in the headquarters here has been calling protesters in from the country and the numbers at 10,000 and could grow through the day on friday and the passage of the bill was a surprise on friday and supposed to take place saturday morning. there is concern with this bill that some people who have been convicted of crimes over the past decade plus will be allowed -- let out of jail and a former prime minister in
? intelligence officials assume we will over correct this. there will be a move to really constrain what the nsa and our andlligence agencies do talksf the 9/11 report about it. quite sure, it can go too far. -- >> sure. we are not anywhere near going to far. the pendulum can go to far. the whole nsa metadata issue is hard and fast. give you my views on it but nonetheless, i have not seen the pendulum swing too far yet. >> i have spoken to some officials, some off the record -- >> i don't think he's unstable. very friendly conversations, first of all. he's very direct, some of the about us ande said our people. i don't understand politics, by the way. why is he saying things that make it either on likely, less less likely,ikely, what's the politics? i don't get it. on the politician. forsee they say things public consumption -- i'm the politician. i know it's rare. once in a great while the politician will say something for the public that they don't exactly believe themselves or would say differently. why is he saying the things? the conversation i want to emphasize is that they are friendly, v
definition of self-defense. this is a tough time for nsa. everyone says, what are you doing and why are you doing it? when we get together, we actually say, it is much more important for this country that we defend this nation and take the beatings than it is to give up a program that would result in this nation being attacked. we would rather be here in front of you today and telling you why thenfended these programs having give them up and have our nation or our allies be attacked and have people killed. span,is weekend on c- intelligence officials defend the nsa intelligence program at a house hearing. saturday at 10 a.m. eastern. live funds on c-span 2, your phone calls and comments for kitty kelley. both tv's noon on "in-depth." in november,end remembering john f. kennedy. eyewitness events surrounding the assassination. sundays at 3 p.m. eastern. >> this painting was originally painted as my grandmother's .fficial white house portrait in the 1960s, lady bird johnson went looking for portraits of first ladies to bring hang in the white house. they thought it was important. she looked h
snowden of reports of spare spying there. they want to learn in more detail the nsa's activities, including surveillance of the chancellor's cell phone. snowden who faces espionage charges said he will not speak with german officials. >>> one in every seven americans including thousands in maryland will have is less money for food. today billions of dollars are being cut from the federal food assistance program. the report for wjz, even more cuts could be coming. >> $20 is a lot for us. >> single mother lisa otis said she may run out of money next month trying to feed her children. after losing her job she started receiving $450 a month from the nation's food stamp program. she and another 47 million americans will soon see a more than 5% cut. >> do i have to tell me 13-year-old sorry, hold off on that peanut jelly and butter sandwich, we have to make that loaf of bred last. >> the stimulus bill expired, which means a $5 billion in food stamp benefits nationwide. a family of three like lisa will lose up to $29 a month. for others, the loss could range from $11 to $36 for a famil
that the shutdown cost, amnesty international's condemnation of u.s. drone strikes, or reports of the n.s.a. spying on the german government. while, on the right there are shiny spinny diamonds. all right, here we go. this is always a tough choice. i got to catch those diamonds! ha ha! (buzzer sounding). oh (bleep)! (laughter) i lost again! we'll be right back. come on! >> stephen: my guest tonight detected an early detection test for pancreatic cancer while still in high school. tonight he's sitting at the cool kids' table. tonight please welcome jack andraka! (cheers and applause) hey, jack, nice to meet you! sit down, sit down. nice to have you on. this is a fantastic story. let me explain a little bit to the people who you are and what you did. you're the 2012 intel science fair-- which is a national science fair, right? >> international. >> stephen: my apologies. international science fair. you kicked a little international butt in this one. grand prize winnings scientist at age 16, right? (cheers and applause) explain to the good people what your invention did? >> so essentially what i create
at his worth. but, nsa is not some sort of rogue agents out there doing what they want, a lot of people out there in policymaking community in washington that knows. they read the intelligence of any from the -- derived from some of the intercepts, of course, people know. now if the president knew specifically? i take it at his word he did not. neil: the under belly of that, there is a like rogue shadow government of spies doing stuff that our president, has no idea is going on. that worries me more than knowing and condoning and pursuing it. on face value might not be as damning as it appears, your thoughts ? >> no, i agree with you. if that were true this would be worrying, but i don't think that is true. i don't think my knowledge of nsa, my relationship with keith alexander, the general up there. there is a buttoned-up agency that does not do anything without lawyers looking everything over. neil: but what do they do with this stuff, i know in merck will'merkel'scase, she was a ri. they were listening in on her. maybe because he was a rising star, influential player, then i guess th
left irrelevant sholling the number of sa -- showing the nsa has bypassed this, breaking into googles and yahoo!'s cables. citizens no longer receive protection awes all information is -- as all information is considered foreign. >> the government backs into the cables as a backdoor to get around the complaints. >> one thing is clear - any data protections that do exist are only for u.s. citizens. >> if you are not a citizen, if you are a non-american outside the united states, basically they have a free pass do what they like. >> the white house derives the authority from executive order 12333 which places no restrictions on the ability of intelligence agencies to monitor communications of noncitizens, and a u.s. supreme court ruling from 1990 finding the constitutional protection against search and sooezure is not applicable to foreigners overseas. whistle blower edward snowden revealed far from safe guarding citizens' data some governments help the nsa. >> it may about be foreign agencies are willing when their citizens were in the dark. the question now is whether there'll be pres
's the way it is. >> he just came out with new allegations that the nsa is tapping google and yahoo!. >> they are denying that. i don't know who is telling the truth anymore, jesse. i just don't know. >> not the nsa.rcut will be popr because if there is anything they like it is that haircut. >> what about me? >> they have advanced spying in their schools. all of their kids have ipads or the russian equivalent which is a wooden tablet. >> he might be arrested for promoting lesbianism. >> can we take a break? my wife is russian and when i get home she will beat the crap out of me for all of you. >> she is sitting home being russian in black face. >> coming up, jesse joyce teaches us how to make a cinnabun like he sells at the lakeview shopping center. the secret ingredient is anger and regret over his life. what are the best and worst halloween con des? the story the mainstream media refuses to cover. female narrator: the mattress price wars are ending soon the mattress price wars are ending soon at sleep train. we've challenged the manufacturers to offer even lower prices. now it's p
have other news, president obama has reportly ordered the nsa to stop eavesdropping on joe kernen. no, stop eaves dropping on the headquarters of the imf and world bank. the order is said to be the latest move, of course, by the white house to demonstrate its willingness to curb at least some surveillance in the wake of weeks by former nsa contractor edward snowden. >>> a number of comments about janet yellen starting to come from the senate. richard shelby says he would oppose efforts to block her nomination with a filibuster unless some disturbing disclosure emerge. his comments come after senator rand paul said he instead to withhold her nomination. and senator lindsay graham has vowed an effort to block white house nominees until the obama administration comes forward with more information about benghazi. shelby's comments are important because democrats would need to pick up only five republicans vote to clear procedural hurdles and bring yellen's nomination to a full senate vote. yellen's nomination needs only a simple majority. joining us this morning from washington is eamon a
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